Islamabad United have signed England all-rounder Samit Patel for the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Samit Patel made his T20i debut for England back in 2011. However, the all-rounder played his last T20 match for England back in 2013. Samit Patel has represented England in 6 test matches, 36 ODIs and 18 T20Is so far.
The cricketer has represented Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League as well.
The all-rounder was called-up in place of Sri Lankan cricketer Asela Gunaratne who won’t be participating in this year’s PSL. Gunaratne was called by the Sri Lankan cricket board to attend a training camp that will commence from February and end in March.
The Sri Lankan preferred his national duty over PSL commitments and announced to leave for the training camp.
Islamabad announced about their new signing and departure of Gunaratne in a tweet saying;
Another addition to our #RedHotDreamTeam
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) February 13, 2018
Islamabad United made another signing of an England bowling star to replace David Willey. Islamabad will now be using the services of Steven Finn, the right-arm English pacer, in their campaign of PSL 2018.
The one-time PSL winners will kick off their title campaign against the current champions Peshawar Zalmi on 24th February. PSL will start off from 22nd February with the opening match to be played between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi.